Know your Ingredients

While creating the delicacies, have you ever pondered over that it is not only the delicious taste which these bring to us, it is as well the goodness of them which provide our body with the vital energy for keeping us up. This goodness comes from the ingredients! This page is dedicated to some of those humble as well as exotic ingredients, which apart from adding that aroma or flavor, also does wonder to our body and provide us with essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

Click on any of the listed super-ingredients to know about them:


Health Benefits of Garlic

  • Garlic acts as an antiseptic & helps in curing the wounds very quickly.
  • One of the health benefits of garlic is that it helps in fighting against various infection & acts against inflammation and infection, including colds, coughs.
  • It has been shown that it contains chemicals that prevent cancer.
  • It reduces harmful cholesterol in the blood & keeps arteries and heart healthy.
  • It thins the blood, reduces clotting and helps in controlling blood pressure and poor circulation.
  • Garlic stimulates the immune system of body & helps in fighting against various diseases.
  • Prevents & relieves chronic bronchitis, respiratory problems, and catarrh.
  • It acts as a nasal decongestant & expectorant.
  • It is also helpful for hum oral asthma, hysteria, dropsy & scurvy.
  • Garlic works as a cleanser of the digestive system, helps in curing flatulence, kills internal parasites and is an excellent internal antiseptic.
  • Researcher recommends daily dose of fresh garlic of about 4 gm, equivalent to one or two small cloves for each & every person who wants to keep himself healthy.

Nutrients in Garlic (18.00 grams)

%Daily Value


Vitamin B6

Vitamin C



Vitamin B1

Calories (26)



Health Benefits of onions

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) supports the use of onions for the treatment of poor appetite and to prevent atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). 
  • An onion extract was found to decrease allergy-induced bronchial constriction in asthma patients.
  • Onions can reduce the risk of tumors developing in the colon. 
  • They contain chemical compounds believed to have anti-inflammatory, anti-cholesterol, anticancer, and antioxidant properties. 
  • Studies have suggested that both onions and garlic can help lower cholesterol, while findings published in the Journal of Nutrition showed that onions could help lower blood pressure.   
Note: Consuming large quantities of onions can lead to stomach distress and gastrointestinal irritation that may result in nausea and diarrhea.

 How to avoid Eye Irritation
  • Eye irritation can be avoided by cutting onions under running water or submerged in a basin of water.
  • Another way to reduce irritation is by chilling, or by not cutting off the root of the onion (or by doing it last)
Nutritional Value

Following is the nutritional value of 100 grams of raw onion:

166 kJ (40 kcal)
9.34 g
4.24 g
Dietary fibre
1.7 g
0.1 g
1.1 g
89.11 g

How to choose
Buy firm bulbs with no soft spots, bruises, or other signs of damage. The necks should be tightly closed. They should be heavy for their size, with dry, papery skins.

How to prepare
Peel before using. How you cut an onion has a dramatic effect on the final texture. If you want the onion to blend seamlessly into the dish, mince it. For a little more presence, dice it. If you want it to be unmistakable, slice it.

Cutting the onion "with the grain," from root to blossom end, will give you slices that hold together during cooking and retain their shape well. Slicing "across the grain," which creates rings or half moons, release more moisture and lose their crispness faste and soften more quickly when cooked.

How to store
Keep in a cool, dry, well-ventilated spot.


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Health Benefits of Ginger
  • Ginger is just as effective as vitamin B6 in the treatment of morning sickness.
  • Ginger has long been used as a natural treatment for colds and the flu. 
  • Many people also find ginger to be helpful in the case of stomach flush or food poisoning..
  • Research has shown that ginger may provide migraine relief due to its ability to stop prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in blood vessels.
  • Ginger has enjoyed the status of being the traditional medicine for the treatment of cough, cold and congestion in the fields of ayurveda and naturopathy.
  • It can be taken by people who have diabetes and also by those who suffer from heart problems because it is believed to have the health benefit of lowering the cholesterol content of the blood.
  • Ginger has been used by pregnant women to ward off the morning sickness.
  • Ginger can also be used for reducing toothache and the discomfort which arises due to the infection in the upper respiratory tract due to its antibacterial and antifungal nature.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz) - Ginger root (raw)

333 kJ (80 kcal)
17.77 g

1.70 g

Dietary fibre
2.0 g
0.75 g
1.82 g
Vitamin C
5.0 mg (6%)
415 mg (9%)


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 Coriander/ Cilantro

Health Benefits of Coriander

  • Powerful anti-inflammatory capacities that may help symptoms of arthritis
  • Relief for stomach gas, prevention of flatulence and an overall digestive aid.
  • Protects against urinary tract infections Helps reduce feelings of nausea.
  • Adds fiber to the digestive tract.
  • A source of iron, magnesium, and is helpful in fighting anemia.
  • Gives relief for diarrhea, especially if caused by microbial or fungal infections
  • Helps promote healthy liver function. Reduces minor swelling.
  • Strong general antioxidant properties. Disinfects and helps detoxify the body.
  • Stimulates the endocrine glands. Helps with insulin secretion and lowers blood sugar
  • Acts as a natural anti-septic and anti-fungal agent for skin disorders like fungal infections and eczema
  • Contains immune-boosting properties. Acts as an expectorant
  • Helps ease conjunctivitis, as well as eye-aging, macular degeneration, and other stressors on the eyes.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz), Coriander leaves, raw

95 kJ (23 kcal)
4 g
Dietary fibre
3 g
0.5 g
2 g
Vitamin C
27 mg (33%)
Vitamin A equiv.
337 μg (42%)


 Black Pepper

Health Benefits of Black Pepper

  • Black pepper aids digestion.
  • Pepper's antibacterial properties also make it an effective remedy for respiratory conditions including colds, coughs and flu.
  • Black pepper helps fight cancer
  • Pepper is also believed to decrease susceptibility to skin cancers caused by excess ultraviolet radiation.
  • Pepper helps fight tooth decay and provides relief from toothache.
  • Pepper has a rich natural content of phenols, organic chemicals that have strong antioxidant properties.

Nutrients in Black Pepper, 2.00 tsp (4.20 grams)


%Daily Value
12 %
Vitamin K


 Cumin Seeds

Health Benefits of Cumin Seeds

  • Cumin is exceptionally rich in iron, making it a great natural supplement for blood health and an antidote for anemia. Increased iron makes the blood richer in hemoglobin, the substance that transports oxygen to all the cells of the body.
  • Its powerful antioxidant properties, cumin strengthens the body’s natural immunities.
  • Cumin supports healthy prenatal development in pregnant women. It is also believed to make childbirth easier, and improves the milk supply of nursing mothers.
  • Cumin seeds are a highly effective treatment for insomnia. In traditional medicine, cumin seeds combined with a ripe banana are taken at bedtime to induce peaceful sleep.
  • Cumin seeds improve digestion and relieve many common digestive ailments, including flatulence (gas), bloating, diarrhea, nausea and indigestion.
  • Cumin appears to act against cancer via its strong radical scavenging activity.
  • A tonic made from cumin seeds is used traditionally to treat colds, cough, fever and sore throat.
  • Cumin boosts the metabolic rate and facilitates the absorption of nutrients throughout the body.

Nutrients in Cumin, 1tsp (4.20 grams)

%Daily Value
Calories (15)



Health Benefits of Lemon

  • Due to the digestive qualities of lemon juice, symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are relieved.
  • Lemon is a vitamin C rich citrus fruit that rejuvenates skin and results in a glowing skin. Lemon also acts as an anti-aging remedy.
  • Lemon is an excellent fruit that aids in fighting problems related to throat infections, sore throat as it has an antibacterial property.
  • It controls high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea as well as provides relaxation to mind and body.
  • Lemon is an antioxidant which deactivates the free radicals preventing many dangerous diseases like stroke, cardiovascular diseases and cancers.
  • Lemon lowers blood pressure and increases the levels of HDL (good cholesterol).
  • Applying lemon juice to acne dries the existing ones and prevents from getting more.
  • Lemon juice used for marinating seafood or meat kills bacteria and other organisms present in them.



Health Benefits of Parsley

  • Parsley is a power plant of chlorophyll; this helps curb the growth of bad bacteria as it has anti bacterial properties.
  • Chlorophyll found in parsley is a good cure to stop and avoid bad breath (halitosis) for long time.
  • Parsley can help with expelling watery poisons, excess mucus, flatulence (gas), and reducing swollen or enlarged glands.
  • Having parsley everyday helps in reducing blood pressure and reduces the risks related to high blood pressure such as hypertension.
  • The oil of parsley herb is a good remedy for hair loss as well as dryness of the skin
  • Parsley herb is used by the herbalists to cure some ear infections, ringing in the ear and partial deafness.
  • Having parsley herbal tea is helpful as it stimulates digestion of protein as well as fat.
  • Parsley herb improves the hormonal balance in females and it also betters the estrogen secretion.
  • Parsley is loaded with Vitamin C as well as iron. These nutrients make parsley a helpful herb in curing anemia as well as fatigue. It is also known to repair blood cells as well as improve the blood vessel elasticity. The Vitamin C found in this herb supports the absorption of iron in the blood stream. Vitamin C also reduces the risk of arthritis.

Nutrients in Parsley, 2.00 tbsp (7.60 grams)

%Daily Value
Vitamin K1
Vitamin C
Vitamin A



Health Benefits of Tomato

  • Tomatoes are powerful blood purifiers and clear up urinary tract infections.
  • They have anti oxidant properties, as they are high sources of vitamin C and vitamin A. The Vitamin A especially wards off macular degeneration and improves eyesight.
  • A person who drinks 8 ounces of low sodium tomato juice a day, can prevent inflammatory diseases like osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.
  • High in fiber they are freely used by weight watchers.
  • They are good for improving skin porosity and are widely used in the manufacture of skin care and beauty products.
  • Tomatoes help lower cholesterol
  • Tomatoes reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Tomatoes help lower blood pressure
  • Tomatoes help regulate blood sugar
  • Tomatoes provide natural sunscreen
  • Tomatoes strengthen bones

Nutrients in Tomatoes, 1 cup raw (180.00 grams)

%Daily Value
Vitamin C
Vitamin A
Vitamin K
Vitamin B6
Vitamin E



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  2. That's a real innovative page :) Nice work.. Looking for more ingredients !!